Travel Blogs from Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep

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Relaxing and Dolphins, Ban Khon, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Relaxing and Dolphins

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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After relaxing in Vientiane we decided to chill out some more and head south to the islands of Si Phan Don – the southern most tip of Laos. The 2 reasons to come here are to do nothing and to see the Irrawaddy Dolphin's that are in the area between ...

Bribing your way to a Laos visa, Si Phan Don, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Bribing your way to a Laos visa

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 165 Temperature : 32 degrees Weather : Hot and humid and thundery evenings It's official.  It is now possible to get a Laos visa on arrival from Cambodia…yay! We were picked up from our hotel along with Helen and Nick ...

Will we ever leave Laos?, DonDet Island, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Will we ever leave Laos?

A travel blog entry by baileyandkerry

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... Laos was similar to our first - a small place with no roads and sleeping in a wooden bungalow over the river. However Dondet island is nothing like the peaceful tranquility of Muang Ngoi. Its full of irritating Westerners who spend the whole day shouting ...

Me Julie/Happy Birthd..., Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Me Julie/Happy Birthd...

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... mile and a half (with large bags on backs and sweating intensely) and the guy running it is a straight scouser married to a Lao lady. Boo.  Although not quite the characters we were hoping for this guy does a pretty good turn of entertaining us ...

4000 Islands - serious relaxation, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

4000 Islands - serious relaxation

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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So we arrived on Don Det at sunset - the first choice you have to make on the island, is whether to stay on the sunrise or sunset side - we opted for sunset as it just seemed like it would be a bit cooler... We made our way along the sunset side, ...

Lao-ging Around, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Lao-ging Around

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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... Eventually they got on, we set off, ended up going down quite a few dirt tracks etc. Got to the port for the boat to DonDet at about 6? something like that, it hadnt been sunset yet. The Spaniards were unable to barter the boat price down so we all ended ...

Thundering Waterfalls and Riverside Beaches, Si Phan Don, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Thundering Waterfalls and Riverside Beaches

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 166 Temperature : Same, Same Weather : Sunny mornings, cloudy afternoons Had a long lie this morning.  Absolute bliss. We sauntered down to the nearest café for banana pancakes on the river. Kevin's chocolate and banana ...

Overland from Lao to Cambodia--The Boat Mafia, Lao-Cambo border, Cambodia travel blog

Overland from Lao to Cambodia--The Boat Mafia

A travel blog entry by mimmik

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Well, the overland (well, overriver, really) border crossing from Lao into Cambodia was every bit as do-able as I'd heard and read about on the net. And just as frustrating and mentally taxing. You have to cross the river from Lao immigration in order ...

A long journey to the Four Thousand Islands...., Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

A long journey to the Four Thousand Islands....

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

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We both woke up to find that the bus had arrived in Pakse which was actually 2 hours late at 2:30am. We had no idea where we would find a room so we got on a Tuk Tuk truck with an older English couple and a French guy who all needed a room as well. The ...

4,000 islands of lazy fun (and pork), Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

4,000 islands of lazy fun (and pork)

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... I didn't get a decent shot of either as they are only heavily promoted in northern tourism towns but here goes anyway. Beer Lao - adorning a T shirt of just about every traveller that passes through the country, this is a great beer and a great brand. ...

Confessions, Dom Kralor, Cambodia travel blog

Confessions

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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Somehow, or for some other reason, we decided to buy a trip from Kratie, to Stung Treng, then jump in a boat, and by 13:00, we would be over the border. The last time we had done this was back in Albania, and we had been stuck at the border for over nine ...

Across the border to Laos - Don Det, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Across the border to Laos - Don Det

A travel blog entry by jonnyandjanette

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We got dropped off by a boat on Don Det, one of the islands under the title of 'Four Thousand Islands' and started trying to find somewhere to stay. This was made a bit difficult by not knowing where we had been dropped off and other backpackers we met ...

Laos at Last - 4000 Islands, Don Det Tok, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Laos at Last - 4000 Islands

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... White circle and the red and blue stripes are swapped. Laos is actually a communist country or I believe Laos full title is Laos Peoples Democratic Republic.   13:43 Not long after the border we got to a place where we walked our bags past some buses ...

Famous Five Get Roast Lunch, Don Det Tok, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Famous Five Get Roast Lunch

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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09:45 I woke several times in the night for my sparrow bladder and this involved trudging out of my hut to the nearby other hut to the squat toilet. The last time I did this was Mongolia, so at least I didn't have to 'dress' to go outside. Our hut is ...

kayaking is not for me., Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

kayaking is not for me.

A travel blog entry by niallandnic

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Again, I've to write in the past tense but from now on our updates should be more frequent.   So we decided to mix it up a bit and instead of busing it to the 4000 islands, aptly named as it is a group of islands in the middle of the Mekong at the ...

Sabaidee, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Sabaidee

A travel blog entry by indiak

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As of Today I have officially been traveling 2 months. In those 2 months I've been to 3 different countries. It's so strange when you think of it in those terms. I just finished a little over 2 weeks in Laos. So before researching South East Asia like ...

Paradise, Don Det , Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Paradise

A travel blog entry by kabouterjulchen

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Today I arrived on the island Don Det after a short bus ride of only 3 hours. Don Det is supposed to be the backpackers island and low coast.Even though prices also went up here but I found a nice Greece compagnon. Her name is Konstantina. She works ...

The Journey from Cambodia to Laos, Ban Khon, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Journey from Cambodia to Laos

A travel blog entry by emmaandpaul

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Sompong kindly gave us a lift from Yaklom Hill Lodge down into Ban Lung town ready for the 7.30am mini-bus to Stung Treng, which finally left at 8.30am with our bags (wrapped in their fluorescent yellow waterproof jackets) on the roof. The dirt road was ...

Jour 28, Don Det Tok, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Jour 28

A travel blog entry by btoo

Debout 7H30. Comme nous ne voulons pas passer par une agence pour rejoindre directement Siam Reap, car les forfaits proposés sont à 18-20$ et on est sur de pouvoir le faire moins chèr. Donc bateau avec tout le monde il y a peu près 40 touristes avec ...

DonDet, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

DonDet

A travel blog entry by millertravel

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Cambodia and the start of Laos, 4000 islands, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Cambodia and the start of Laos

A travel blog entry by simonkal

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Sat 7th August After leaving Siem Reap we moved on to Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.  This is the place worst hit by the Khmer Rouge.  It was pretty boring to say the least.  We visited the S21 Toul Sleung prison / museum which ...

Don Khon, Don Khon, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Don Khon

A travel blog entry by varney

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Kristina found this place ages ago and we'd decided that we just had to stay here - despite the shockingly high room rate (US$30 for a night!!!). It's a 6 room hotel with restaurant built on 4 rafts on the Mekong. We left our backpacks at the Kham Phong ...

Oberarme sind gefragt, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Oberarme sind gefragt

A travel blog entry by sibyllejuerg

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... drei werden die Kajaks von uns an Land und zur Strasse hoch geschleppt. Schwerstarbeit bei diesen Temperaturen! Alles wird im/auf dem Tuktuk verstaut. Wir warten auf die Fahrgelegenheit für uns 13. doch die kommt nicht... Warum? Weil wir uns alle ...

Island Life Laos Style, don khon, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Island Life Laos Style

A travel blog entry by ldillard

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... few paces away) for a liquid supper of lao lao cockatils mixed with beer lao and a fierce card game of gin rummy.  Beer lao is good and cheap, but the lao lao cocktails stole the evening.  Lao Lao is the local brew and it really isn't very ...

Long way away, Don Det , Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Long way away

A travel blog entry by meganfisher

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I took my first night bus in Asia to go south to 4000 Islands in Laos. It was a sad day in Vientiane because our group had to split up. It was really nice to travel with a big group except when having to sort out the bill at restaurants. I stayed on with ...

eine insel mitten im mekondelta, Don Khon, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

eine insel mitten im mekondelta

A travel blog entry by bindannmalweg

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Don Khon – 4000 Islands, Laos After an awesome journey, most luxuriously air conditioned and thouroughly relaxed undertaken in a minibus, organised from the trusworthy guesthouse, we arive at our destination at the mound of the Mekong, far south, ...

4000 Islands, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

4000 Islands

A travel blog entry by babsworld

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... Tag radel ich nach Don Khon. Auf dem Weg zur anderen Insel muss man Don Det erst mal ueberqueeren und sobald man aus dem Touristen-Zentrum heraussen ist, ist es eigentlich eine schoene, ruhige Insel. Um auf Don Khon zu gelangen, muss man eine Bruecke ...

Laos, Laos and more Laos!, Ban Khon Tai, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Laos, Laos and more Laos!

A travel blog entry by mccoyryan

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Bus from phnom phen was a little late arriving at the border town 50km from the border post. We hopped into the awaiting car and sped towards the border post. Unfortunately we didnt make it on time and arrived after "closing" time. The border control ...

River Island...Not the Shop!, Ban Khon, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

River Island...Not the Shop!

A travel blog entry by charding

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Well the bus ride to Si Phan Don certainly lived up to my expectations...what few I had. We were basically rammed into a tuk tuk that had some wooden boards down the middle and forced to sit between about 30 or so local people as literally the only white ...

4000 Islands, 2 Bikes and 1 Sunday Dinner, Don Khon, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

4000 Islands, 2 Bikes and 1 Sunday Dinner

A travel blog entry by jenanddanrtw

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... stay 7 nights and leave on Monday the 18th. So we had 6 days to enjoy Don Khon relax and un-pack. During our travels through Lao we have had to move every two days due to a tight schedule and a poor bus network. It was reliving to finally stop for ...

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